Cemetery Protection

Information from: http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/cemetery.html

The West Virginia Cemetery Survey is dependent upon the involvement of interested persons
with a knowledge of local history and an interest in its preservation. Historic and genealogical
societies, community groups, Boy and Girl Scout Troops, and other organizations are invited to
participate in the survey process.

If you know of a cemetery in your area that you believe should become a part of the Survey, contact the Division of Culture and History by telephone or mail. A Survey form will be sent to you at your request. If possible, include in your request the name of the town nearest the cemetery, so that we may send a copy of the topographic map to you as well.

Please address your requests to:
West Virginia Cemetery Survey
State Historic Preservation Office
The Cultural Center
1900 Kanawha Blvd., East
Charleston, WV 25305-0300
(304) 558-0220 Ext. 719

The information below is archived and links may no longer work: 

Cemetery Protection Brochure – This brochure outlines the main provisions of the 2010 cemetery access legislation, along with additional hints and actions to take to protect your family cemeteries.

Instructions and Sample Letter to request access to a cemetery on privately owned land – This document provides step-by-step instructions for composing your access request letter to a private landowner, as well as a complete sample letter containing the required information.

The West Virginia Cemetery Survey

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Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 17, 2015
Free Tickets for WV Premier of Blood on the Mountain
Step right up and get your free tickets! The West Virginia premier of Blood On The Mountain will be held at 7 p.m. on September 4 at the Culture Center on the State Capitol Grounds, 1900 Kanawha Blvd, Charleston WV. More
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Hoots and Hollers Vivian Nov 7, 2014
Buy Shannon Bell’s Award Winning Book, Support OVEC
Congratulations to long-time OVEC member Shannon Bell and all the warrior women in her book Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed: Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice. The book continues to rack up awards, the latest of which is 2014 Association for Humanist Sociology (AHS) Book Award. The AHS is a professional organization committed to “using sociology to promote peace, equality, and social justice." More
Issues: Cemetery protectionCoalHealth
Newsletter OVEC Dec 1, 2013
Winds of Change, December 2013
Perhaps those buried in the Jarrell Family Cemetery can rest a little easier now. In August, family members of the deceased filed a lawsuit in Boone County Court aimed at repairing and protecting the cemetery from further desecration. More
Issues: Cemetery protectionCoalPollutionRenewable energyWater
Hoots and Hollers Robin Blakeman Oct 12, 2013
See You in October
Three events in late October which OVEC friends, members and new contacts should plan to attend. More
Issues: Cemetery protectionClimate changeCoalMountaintop removalSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Robin Blakeman Aug 5, 2013
Victory for the Crystal Block Families!
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Hoots and Hollers Carol Oct 23, 2012
Finally, Some Measure of Justice
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Issues: Cemetery protectionFaith
Newsletter OVEC Jun 14, 2010
Winds of Change, June 2010
After at least three years of trying to more effectively protect cemeteries, we finally did it! This year, at OVEC’s urging, citizens and members of the faith community joined forces in lobbying for the passage of HB 4457, which improves cemetery protection throughout West Virginia. More
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